ferriferous
adjective Date: 1811 containing or yielding iron

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Ferriferous — Fer*rif er*ous, a. [L. ferrum iron + ferous: cf. F. ferrif[ e]re.] Producing or yielding iron. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ferriferous — [fə rif′ər əs] adj. [ FERRI + FEROUS] bearing or containing iron …   English World dictionary

  • ferriferous — /feuh rif euhr euhs/, adj. producing or yielding iron: ferriferous rock. [1805 15; FERRI + FEROUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • ferriferous — adjective Containing iron (as in ferriferous rock) …   Wiktionary

  • ferriferous — fəˈrif(ə)rəs, (ˈ)fe|r adjective Etymology: ferri + ferous : containing iron : iron bearing highly ferriferous carbonates …   Useful english dictionary

  • ferriferous — bearing iron Bearing and Carrying …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • ferriferous — fer·rif·er·ous || fe rɪfÉ™rÉ™s adj. containing iron; producing iron …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ferriferous — fer·rif·er·ous …   English syllables

  • ferriferous — fer•rif•er•ous [[t]fəˈrɪf ər əs[/t]] adj. chem. yielding iron • Etymology: 1805–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • ferriferous — /fɛˈrɪfərəs/ (say fe rifuhruhs) adjective producing or yielding iron. {ferri + ferous} …   Australian English dictionary

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